This job expired on 21 February 2024

  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

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Contract type


Pay scale

LP1 - LP5 £47,416 to £52,338

What skills and experience we're looking for

Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate, are available with the on line application on the TES website.

What the school offers its staff

One of our unique strengths and selling points is our commitment to staff which includes:

  • Reduced teaching allocation to allow for each faculty to meet collaboratively for an hour each fortnight in specialist subject teams to support subject specific pedagogy and development
  • Access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes (e.g. bicycle, electric vehicles)
  • Leadership and Teaching & Learning development opportunities
  • A supportive environment where work/life balance issues are considered carefully
  • Access to school fitness facilities out of school hours
  • Higher priority for admission of children of staff into the school

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and solution focused Deputy SENDCo to join the excellent SEND Team at Whickham. You should have experience of working and making a difference with children with additional educational needs and want the opportunity to train to become a SENDCo. This exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate play a vital role in developing and implementing our SEND strategy.

The Deputy SENDCo, under the direction of the SENDCo, will:

  • Be responsible for the strategic and day to day operational leadership of our SEND SEMH provision, ensuring that individual pupils are well supported, and make good progress.

  • Be the nominated SEND lead for SEMH pupils, identifying needs, taking part in termly and annual reviews, the writing of, and overseeing the effective implementation of, pupil centred plans.

  • Lead on the writing of EHCPs and responding to school placement consults for pupils with SEMH.

  • Work to reduce barriers to the success of SEMH pupils, co-ordinating and, where appropriate, leading on SEMH interventions.

  • Provide professional guidance, and CPDL to colleagues within the SEND team and wider school.

  • Support the SENDCo in leading our wider SEND provision, undertaking quality assurance activities and line management of some staff.

  • Deputise for the SENDCo where required.

In addition the post holder will be required to work towards completion of the NPQ for SENCOs.

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About Whickham School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1676 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0191 4960026

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 in our high performing sixth form.
Demand for student places is strong and the school is regularly oversubscribed. Students are organised into year groups whilst eight faculties deliver the school curriculum. The Sixth Form, which has its own dedicated facility, is an increasingly popular choice of students from all over the local area.

In January 2020 many faculties moved into a brand new, state of the art, STEAMS themed building. The stunning four storey building houses Science, Technology (plus Business and IT), Engineering, Art, Maths and Sport.

The Leadership Team meet weekly and share responsibility for policy generation, decision making, planning and the general wellbeing of the school. The relevant governing body committee is involved in strategic planning and policies from the onset. Faculty and Year groups meet every two weeks to discuss strategic issues

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lsaint@whickhamschool.org.uk.

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